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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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A thorough understanding of virulence factors and the molecular properties of the different isolates of Brucella in this region can help to control brucellosis.
Out of an array of virulence factors, haemolysis, gelatinase and biofilm production are the most important ones and easily detectable in a routine diagnostic laboratory because of which these properties have been studied by many researchers.
Apart from adherence, as shown in [Figure 3]; of the total isolates, 27 (48%) expressed two or more of the six virulence factors tested, 18 (32%) expressed one factor, and 11 (20%) expressed none.
In fungi of the genus Candida, the transition from commensalism to pathogenicity can be attributed to the selective expression of different virulence factors that act synergistically under favourable conditions.
Nevertheless, some strains are provided with a wide variety of virulence factors (VFs) that enable them to be the etiological agents of various intestinal or extraintestinal diseases (1).
Surviving in blood serum despite the presence of active complement proteins is well known as a virulence factor among isolates of Escherichia coli and other members of the Enterobacteriaceae.
Multiple antibiotic resistance and virulence factor expression increases the pathogenic potential of these microorganisms.